Release date:2007, November 16
Duration:06 h 10 m
Learn a time-saving workflow to creating cartoon sets, look development for environments, and production techniques for modeling, UV layout, texturing, and shader assembly. Contains over six hours of project-based training and guides artists step-by-step through a proven approach to the modeling, texturing, and shading processes of creating stylized cartoon sets and environments as seen in animated feature films. Popular highlights include: Look Development; Asset Referencing Workflow; Texturing with UVs and Projection; Creating Stylized Models; Methods for Exaggerating Proportions; Organic Modeling Techniques; Hard Surface Modeling Techniques; Asset Preparation for Pipeline Setting; Adding Textural Detail Procedurally; Working with Multiple Geometry Types; Creative Use of UV Layout; Shader and Material Assembly; Building Models in Sections; Creating Foliage Cards; Nested Ramps; Working with Scale; Importing Vector Art; Placing Foliage with geometryPaint; Working with Proxies; Creating the Illusion of Detail; Blend Shapes to Create Variation; Adding Local Subdivisions to Terrain; Marking Geometry for Textures with 3D Paint. Software required: Maya 8 and up (2008 required for project files).